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Vaccine mandate coming to House of Commons, MPs rule

Anyone entering the House of Commons precinct -- including MPs -- will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Nov. 22, the Board of Internal Economy has ordered. The new rule starts on the day the 44th Parliament kicks off.

The Peace tower is seen on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021 as politicians begin returning to work in Ottawa. The Conservative and Bloc parties both held their first party caucus meetings following the federal election. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Green Party lays off core staff members amid financial drought, internal strife

Layoffs are once again hitting the Green Party as party brass look to shave costs at an organization facing persistent financial and political woes. The Greens are temporarily laying off half of their staff, or about 10 employees, effective Tuesday, according to three senior party officials who were granted anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about internal matters.

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